Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Altovinum Evodia, Aragon, Spain, 2015 Old Vine Garnacha

Altovinum Evodia, Aragon, Spain, 2015 Old Vine Garnacha, $7.99-$11.99, 89 points, poured a deep ruby with flashes of maroon, a very broad clear wine ring, and tear laden glass bowl.
Aromas of sea breezes with hints of sandalwood and plums were good.
Altovinum Evodia has become like an old friend: reliable, but not to be trifled with, always interesting, embracing, and locked into memories which when evoked bring smiles to my face; I love smile-memories, and this red wine from Spain evoked those of drinking Moxie as a youth and with my all-time best bud, Ed; yup, pleasant doses of Moxie flavors accented with more typical plum, tobacco, and herbal flavors.
Finished long on a touch of woody plum notes with a big, but chained 15% alcohol inspirited spiciness.
Near full-bodied with good acidity and a moderate underlayment of tannin providing sufficient support for this fresh and fruity companion of my deep-dish loaded pizza, and costing a friend-loving eight bucks.


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